Cash available for Richmondshire community groups

A scheme that helps fund community projects across Richmondshire has re-opened for new bids.

Every year the district council’s five area partnerships each have £10,000 to award to local projects.

So far this year, 43 schemes have been supported but there is still funding up for grabs.

Grants awarded over the ten years since the scheme was launched have gone to parish councils, community and sports groups for everything from large equipment purchases to smaller community noticeboards.

The £35,000 awarded this year has gone to support a variety of projects including bowling aids for dementia, benches and wildflower planting, a festival and vehicle activated signs to reduce speeding.

The five partnerships cover Upper Dales, Central (including Richmond), Lower Wensleydale, Garrison and North Richmondshire.

The new round of funding opened this week.

To find out more and to apply check out or email

It will close on at midnight on December 2.